The San Antonio Spurs can be a scary team when every player is on the same page. Ball movement is a key aspect of to the game. Monday, the Spurs showed how pretty it can be.
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In the Spurs 91-88 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, the Spurs displayed one of the best possessions in a game this season. With under 2-minutes left in the third quarter, with the Spurs up by three, the display of precision passing took place.
Eight passes, constant movement from each player led to an easy dunk by LaMarcus Aldridge. What the Spurs have is a roster with players that know their role, not worried about the one-on-one. Have a team-style mindset and getting everyone involved is what makes this team succesful. Watch the art of ball movement perfected.
The ball is moved around the perimeter, side-to-side, in a split second. Not one player holds the ball longer than a second. The Hornets were in a middle of the passing clinic which started with Patty Mills. Aldridge was the second to receive the pass and was the one to cap it off with the dunk.
Truly a staple of Spurs basketball. You can see that once the ball starts moving there are no players standing around, everyone is moving waiting for the next pass and already know where the next pass is going to go.
The ball moves faster than any one player as seen in the video above. More and more teams are looking at San Antonio and their success and implementing it into their gameplans. Why not? It has led the Spurs to five titles and in position of adding another to their trophy case.